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Art Photographer and writer

Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Henry Roy is a photographer and writer. He emigrated to France with his family when he was three years old for political reasons.  He studied photography in Paris, after which he worked as a photojournalist and published, in 1996, a book of black-and-white studio portraits of Black personalities from different backgrounds, titled Regards Noirs (Dagorno & L'Harmattan).

Henry Roy uses intuition to trace his quest for identity in our world.  His vision is the result of a blend of reminiscence, fantasy, and sensations captured throughout his daily life, in an animistic relationship with his environment. Henry Roy has continued this dreamy poetic journal for several decades as a sensorial and mental biography.

His work was displayed exhibitions in Paris, London, New-York, Maastricht, Arnhem, Tokyo, Taipei, Hong Kong, Zürich, and he published numerous portraits, lifestyle series, and personal texts in international magazines such as Vogue Paris, Purple Journal, Purple Fashion, Air France Magazine, AD, W Magazine, Harper's Bazaar UK, Artreview, M Le Monde, L'Officiel Voyage, Apartamento, Hobo, and IntranQu'îllités, to name a few.

He published 6 individual photography books, edited many other publications, and curated art events and exhibitions. He also taught photography in Paris and Haiti. He lives and works mostly in Paris.


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Photography by Henry Roy

Text by Henry Roy

Edited and designed by Henry Roy

Published by Nieves Books, Zurich

First edition, 800 copies

November 2022, printed in Latvia

Specificities :

224 pages Colour Offset

19,5 x 25,5 cm

Soft cover

Language : English / French

Publication date : November 2022

Signed copies on sale in SHOP



Photography by Henry Roy
Text by H
enry Roy
Edited and designed by Études Studio

Published by Études Books, Paris
Image post production by Janvier
First edition, 300 copies
February 2017, printed in EU

Specificities :
48 pages Full Colour Offset
17 cm x 24 cm
Blue cloth cover with embossing on front,
spine and back – image on front
Language: English / French

Publication date: February 2017




Photography by Henry Roy

Edited and designed by Jane & Jeremy Books

Published by Jane & Jeremy Books, London

First edition, 100 copies (hand numbered)


Specificities :

58 pages Foil blocked cover Handmade

145mm x 200mm

The book is printed on three different paper stocks and comes with  signed print by the artist.

Publication date: July 2014



Photography by Henry Roy

Text by Henry Roy

Edited and designed by Gottlund Verlag

Published by Gottlund Verlag in USA

First edition, 1000 copies (hand numbered)


Specificities :

Offset printed Full color Soft cover Sewn binding

8x10 Inches

6 short stories in French & English by Henry Roy

Publication date: 2009


Photography by Henry Roy

Text by Jeff Rian

Edited and disigned by The spring


Published by The spring press, USA

First Edition 1000 copies

Out of print


78 Pages/ 64 color plates Hardcover
25.5 cm x 27 cm (10″ x 10.6″)

Offset printing

Publication date: 2008


Photography by Henry Roy

Edited and designed by Henry & Axel Roy

Text by Maryse Condé

Published by Dagorno & L'Harmattan editions. August 1998, Paris


190 Pages Hardcover

35,5 x 25,5 x 2,3 cm

Publication date: August 1998

Selected catalogs


CHAUMONT Portrait animiste

Photography and text by Henry Roy

Edited and designed by Caroline Homery and Axel Roy

Creative direction by Henry Roy

Published by ECHOS editions

First edition of 500 copies


28 Pages Softcover

24 cm x 32 cm

Publication date: 2019


Photography by Henry Roy

Edited and designed by Constanza Piaggo

Published by Ofr editions

First edition 300 copies


24 Pages Softcover

Publication date: 2018


Photography by Pablo Guerra, Elise Pinelli and Henry Roy

Edited and designed by Caroline Homery and Axel Roy

Creative direction by Henry Roy

Published by ECHOS editions



Photography by Pablo Guerra, Raphaël Gianelli Meriano and Henry Roy

Edited and designed by Alizé Meurisse

Creative direction Henry Roy

Published by ECHOS editions

Selected exhibitions

                 2023         "IBIZA MEMORIES" Solo exhibition at PCA-STREAM (Paris)

                                    "UNE SORTE D'EFFET MÉDITERRANÉEN" Group exhibition at Le 17 STUDIOLO Gallery (Paris)

                                    "25 ANS DE REGARDS NOIRS" Solo exhibition at Little Africa Village Gallery (Paris)

                   2021         "CROISEMENT" Exhibition / Open studio with American artist Peter Vukmirovic Stevens at Le Centre International des Récollets (Paris)     


                   2020         "MAP DANSE ANBA LAPLI 2" Group exhibition at Studio Boissière (Paris), curated by Catherine Ursin & Elodie Barthelémy 

                                    "MAP DANSE ANBA LAPLI" Group exhibition at La Rage Gallery (Lyon - France), curated by Catherine Ursin

                  2019      "Portrait animiste de Chaumont " Group exhibition and new photography and text publication after a one year residence at     

                                   Chaumont-sur-Loire Art Center (France)

                                  "Jouons" Group exhibition at Shuter Art Gallery & The Red Art Museum (China), curated by Lucie Touya


2018        " Photographies ", Group exhibition at Patricia Dorfmann Gallery (Paris)

2017        Co curator, publisher and exhibitor at the Haïti aux Grands voisins Festival (Paris), organised by Haïti Futur

                " Invisibilité ostentatoire ", Group exhibition at The Clément Fondation (Martinique), Curated by Giscard Bouchotte

                " A waiting room ", Group exhibition at The Community Gallery (Paris)

2016        MUES "Group exhibition at Galerie 24b (Paris)
               ECHOS Special 2, exhibition/ performance at Galerie 24b (Paris)

2015       " Possession Immediate ", Group exhibition at Galerie 24b (Paris)
               " PHOTO DOC ", Exhibition at the Festival de la photographie documentaire (Paris

                " The Spring Cleaning", Group exhibition at The Laundromat (New–York)
               " ECHOS 1 ", exhibition/ performance at Ofr Gallery & bookshop (Paris)
               " ECHOS 2 ", exhibition/ performance at
Ofr Gallery & bookshop (Paris)

                " ECHOS 3 ", exhibition/ performance at Ofr Gallery & bookshop (Paris)
               " ECHOS Special ", exhibition/ performance at Dorothy’s Gallery (Paris)
               " ECHOS 4 ", exhibition/ performance at
Ofr Gallery & bookshop (Paris)

2014       " Elements ", Solo exhibition at The Sunday Gallery (Zürich)
               " Nouveaux territoires ", Group show at Ngo Cohen Amir-Aslani &Associés company (Paris)
               " Planches Contact ", Group show at the Festival de photographie de la
ville de Deauville (France)

2013       Solo exhibition “Motherland”, Myriam Bouagal Gallery (Paris)

2012       " Lose/You ", Group exhibition at the Jane Hotel (New York), curated by Jordan Sullivan et Aaron Stern

                " The Wild & The Innocent "Group exhibition at The Clic Gallery (New York), curated by Jordan Sullivan

2011        Group exhibition “From Nofound to New Documents” at Viktor Wynd Fine Art Gallery (London), curated by Emeric


2010        Group exhibition “Art, love & everydaylife” at the 20 Hoxton Square Projects Gallery (London), curated by KILIMANJARO


2009        Group exhibition " Light Streams ", Center for Cosmic Wonder in Tokyo (Japan)

                Group exhibition CWLS3, The Arnhem mode Biennale 2009 (Holland)

2008        Solo exhibition for the launch of " Out of the blue ", Ofr Gallery & bookshop (Paris)

                Solo exhibition " Travel days ", The Traders Pop Gallery in Maastricht (Holland)

2007        Solo exhibition " Presque nues ", Espace Pierre Cardin, salon de la mode contemporaine Rendez-Vous (Paris)

                Group exhibition " Litterature et societé ", Rendez-Vous magazine in Colette shop (Paris)

2006        Group exhibition " Chroniques turinoises ", Torino French Cultural Center (Italy)

2004        Group exhibition " Portraits de femmes ", The Purple Institute in Celine’s shops in Tokyo, Taipei and Hong Kong


2003        Group exhibition " 11 posters ", Almine Rech Gallery (Paris)

1997        2 solo exhibitions for the launch of " Regards Noirs ", Rouchon Studio & Jorge Alyskevitch Gallery (Paris)


Superstition selected by the NYTimes in the 10 best photography books of the year 2017

Best Portfolio - Club des directeurs artistiques / Paris - 2011

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